Tuesday, April 30, 2013

flower box peanut butter filled brownies

i feel sorry for any plant that comes under my possession.
the poor thing does not have a chance.

the only way i can get a green thumb is to soak my thumb in green food dye or paint it in permanent ink but we know even that won't last.

one time i was so tired of killing all my plants and flowers that i ever bought so i just resorted to getting silk plants.

yes i know they are not cheap but i got one and boy it did sure liven up my mantle.

until one day i decided to actually be domestic so i got my endust and started to spray the dust bunnies away. 

that day i actually moved things out of the way to dust underneath instead of around them. 
one of the things i moved was my huge silk fern i got.

but oopsies! 
i instead knocked it over, thus making it crash to the ground and a bunch of its leaves fell out. i tried my hardest to put it all together but it was useless. it looked very sickly with its fern leaves all in a 
hodge-podge-hurricane-attacked-looking-manner.
i killed a silk plant.

my black thumb won again.

but wait! 
i was bound and determined that i have some kinda plant or flower in my house. 
so i made these:
yes, these are my kinda flowers.

made of candy, and growing quite well, 
thank you very much.
and they are sitting on top of a peanut butter filled brownie flower box.

yippee!
let's make some together ok?
you can get the pan here.



set that aside for now.




yippee! you are done.
so all you gotta do now is,



wouldn't these be great for a mother's day treat?
oh no!
looks like it's back to the drawing board to keep my flowers alive.

well, at least they were great while they lasted...







67 comments:

  1. This is such a cute idea and love that you used peanut butter...YUM!!!

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    1. yay! thank you SO much Jill! this food crafting sure is fun and i get to look at pretty flowers too! heehee
      the peanut butter filling really make these brownies extra yummy! :)

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  2. Thee are adorable. What a really fun idea!! It is so clever. I do cakes, and I love that I might be able to use Starbucks for decorations sometime. Thank you so much for a really great idea.

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    1. any kinda chewy candy would work-taffy, tootsie rolls, licorice, gumdrops, etc etc. (not sure about starbuck's though) heehee can you tell i have experience with lotsa candy? it's a tough job but someone's gotta do it! thanks for stopping by Jodi! :)

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  3. So cute! So clever! So colorful! I share your sisterhood of felony plant murder. Plants not only refuse to grow for me but they tell their friends to run and hide too. They are not being mean - just trying to spare others a slow death. And silk plants are included in this drama as well! Ooops! Just looked sideways at a PICTURE of a rose - it'll be dead tomorrow!

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    1. HAHAHA! your comments kill me J! oh goodness did you look at me sideways? just kidding!
      see ya at the police line tomorrow for the plant/flower murder crime. let's make sure we stand next to each other cuz i'll bring some of these brownies to help us get through it! heehee :>D

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  4. Very,very clever and they look adorable! I can grow most anything but I suck at making beautiful desserts like this. You have my utmost admiration.

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    1. and YOU Sande have my utmost admiration for being able to grow most anything! whaddya say we make an even trade, brownies for real pretty flowers? heehee thank you so much for stopping by! :)

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  5. Those are so cute! It seems like this would be great for mother's day! I think I know what my mom is getting this year. :)

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    1. hooray! i tried to come up with a flower treat for mom's day so your comment is just what i wanted! thank YOU so much Victoria! i hope she enjoys them :)

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  6. Clever! Inspired! Extraordinary! Amazing! AND...........delicious, I'd say!! Another brilliant creation, girl!!

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    1. i see you have more words for me Dona! YIPPEEE! i just love your comments!!! :>D
      THANK YOU AGAIN!!

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  7. What a fabulous idea Lisa! And so cute too!

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    1. thank YOU Trish! happy you like them :>D

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  8. What a clever dessert for spring, mother's day, bridal showers, or even birthday parties. I love that you used peanut butter and white chocolate along with the brownie. Can I have a bite?

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    1. goodness gracious Beth! you can have the WHOLE pan! i always get giddy when you comment :) YAY!

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  9. Wow aren't those adorable and fun! The kids would love to help make those flowers!

    We would love for you to stop by and link them up today at our Artsy Play Wednesday Linky!
    http://www.multitestingmommy.com/2013/05/artsy-play-wednesday-easy-preschool.html

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    1. yay i'm all linked up! thank you so much for the invite Multi-tasking Mommy and for liking my little flower garden :)

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  10. So stinkin' cute and yummy too :) Now Lisa, you should know that these flowers won't last 5 minutes ... you have kids ... doesn't everyone love brownies with white chocolate and peanut butter?

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    1. HAHA funny you should say that Brenda cuz my son who is the only one i know who doesn't love chocolate asked me if he could eat all the flowers! :>O

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  11. What an amazingly great idea!! I am gonna look for that pan so I can make them, They would go over great in my house :) Just love them! Good job :)
    raspberry willows

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    1. oh thank you Jen! i have a link up there in the post to get it on amazon if you can't find it. i hope you can plant some candy roses too! heehee

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  12. These are so cute and look delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly

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    1. they were pretty darn tasty! thank you so much Debi and Charly! :)

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  13. I wonder if I could make these and not eat any. No not possible! Thank you for sharing on Fluster’s Creative Muster Party!

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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    1. you're funny Robin! actually when we ate them we took the flowers & leaves out first cuz starburst and chocolate are not a good eating combo. so when the brownie was gone, then we ate the flowers. so it was 2 treats in one! :)

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  14. These are adorable!

    New follower through Facebook and Bloglovin! Would love a follow back!

    Love your blog! Would love for you to link up on A Peek Into My Paradise T.G.I.F. Link Party on Friday!

    Cathy @ http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

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    1. YAHOOOO! thank you SO much for the follow! i will be there on Friday for your party! thank you SOOOO much Cathy! :>D

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  15. Oh my goodness, those are so adorable! I can't believe you made all those little flowers by hand ... I just love them! Thanks for sharing again at Project Inspire{d}!

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    1. me neither Randi! LOL but really they were fun to make and rolling them was quite fast. unlike growing them, which i completely stink at! heehee

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  16. Those are absolutely darling! Thanks for sharing. I am pinning to try out sometime!

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    1. YIPPEE! thank you so much for the pin! so happy you like them :)

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  17. Super cute and yummy too! Thanks so much for linking up to Do Something Crafty Friday on See Vanessa Craft!

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    1. thank you Vanessa! cute and yummy is kinda what i was striving for :) thanks again for your party! :)

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  18. Oh Lisa your thumb can not possibly be black if you can create these Yummy flowers. Still I have to admit I giggled about the silk plant death. Thanks for sharing these on We Made That!

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    1. and you made me giggle with your comment Tracey! but i do have a black thumb-i got a bunch of brown wilted plants all around me! LOL :>O

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  19. Wow! What a wonderful tutorial and adorable snack! I love all of the step by step photos. We love gardening over at our house and this would be such a fun treat to make as a family. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. jeepers thank you Shauna! hope you and your family get to "grow" some these flowers! :)

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    1. so is your comment Diana! :) thank you!

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  21. OMG Lisa!!!! These look Amazing!!!!! how cool are these!!! so wanna make some of these, ;like right now!!!.

    Pinned, and hopefully will make some of these this week.!!

    Natasha xx

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    1. YAY! i hope you can grow your own candy garden too Natasha! thanks SO much for the pin! :>D

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    1. thank YOU Nancy! your comment means a lot to me! :)

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  23. So CUTE! And so fun. I bet they were tasty too :)

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    1. yes they were tasty Lyuba-first time i ever had a chocolate pb flower brownie and i think i will "grow" these again! heehee thanks again! :)

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  24. So cute and probably the only way i could keep a plant alive..wait--strike that-- I would eat them right away! I got brave enough to attempt a garden this weekend...let's see how long it lasts!

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    1. oh i'm so happy to hear you have a green thumb Heather May! i hope your garden turns out wonderful and if not you can always make these brownies! heehee :>D

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  25. Wow, I have one of those pans that someone gave me. I've never used it, because I didn't really know what it was for. Now I know! Great idea :)

    Oh yeah, you're being featured tonight at Manic Monday. Be sure to stop by at 8 pm EST.

    Renea - http://cupcake-n-bake.blogspot.com

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    1. hooray! you ate closer to growing a brownie garden then most people!
      thank you SOOOOO much for my feature Reana!!! :>D

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  26. Super duper cute!! Thanks for linking at Make Bake Create! Hope you're having a nice week. I've posted the new Homemaking Party for the week and would love to have you link up, if you'd like!

    Blessings,
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

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  27. These are so fun, I love the tiny flowers and I bet they taste amazing too with chocolate and pb!! Love your blue rolling pin!~

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    1. hi Michelle! thank you so much! they were really yummy :) and it' funny you mentioned the rolling pin. it's an old toy one my daughter had when she was younger and only 6 inches! i use it all the time for my little rolling projects. heehee :you're always so observant! :>)

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  28. Hi there! I am co-hosting this week on Fit Frugal Family Link Party. Thanks for linking up!

    I also host a TGIF Link Party over at my place -- A Peek Into Paradise... http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/ Would love for you to link up, Opens on Fridays and stays open until Wednesday at midnight.

    Thanks again for visiting Fit Frugal Family Link party!

    Have a terrific week!

    Hugs, Cathy

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    1. i linked up to your friday party last week! thanks so much Cathy :) i'll check out your other party too.

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  29. Oh hello is this the cutest thing or what?!!! Wow time consuming but worth it! I love it! Come link this post to my party Centerpiece Wednesday http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/05/centerpiece-wednesday-and-wrap-up.html

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    1. my kids helped me roll up the flowers so it went faster than it looks-yay! thank you SO much Style Sisters and i am all inked up now too ! :)

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  30. You are so creative!! Thanks for linking up @Simply Create Thursdays!

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    1. thank YOU so much Stephanie! and you are so nice :)

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    1. oh thank you so much Amy! you're so sweet like these brownies :)

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  32. Thank you so much for sharing this post at The Weekend re-Treat Link Party! You've been featured and included in my "25 Delicious Brownie Recipes" Round Up that I posted earlier today with links back to your site :) I also pinned to my "Brownies" board while I was here!

    Shauna
    http://thebestblogrecipes.com/

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    1. YAY YAY YAY!!! i feel so honored! thank YOU Shauna thank you!!! :>D

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  33. These are such a fun dessert! I love the fun silicone baking pan, I might have to go find one :) I have used airheads on a cake before but I love the idea of making little flowers from them! Super cute and such a fun bright treat for spring. Thank you so much for linking up this amazing dessert @ A Handful of Everything. :) Krista

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    1. help! i am obsessed with shaped pans Krista! and especially silicone ones cuz it is so easy to get the treat out without breaking them apart. and the airheads are like playdough-you can make whatever you want out of them which makes it wonderful for decorating like you did on your cake :) thank YOU so much for stopping by and for your party again! :)

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